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Unraveling the Traumatic Interior Spaces of Asemblance

This meditation on human grief unites the stories and themes of Asemblance and Solaris, as both works hinge on the imagery of a ghostly wife haunting the memory of each protagonist… In Solaris, a character calls these visions of Kelvin’s wife “the materialisation of your conception of her,” and later, “a copy, a matrix,” suggesting an unresolved trauma made manifest in external reality. 53 more words

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Stalker (1979)

Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky. Starring Aleksandr Kaidanovsky, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Nikolai Grinko

Watching Stalker, I felt as if my knowledge of how movies worked had been made irrelevant. 1,445 more words

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Andrei Rublev by Andrei Tarkovsky (1966)

Earlier in the year, we discussed the icon painter Andrei Rublev.  Our masterpiece today is a film about his life.  More than a mere biographical movie, this stunning film by Andrei Tarkovsky is a work of art in itself.  1,190 more words

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Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)

A film about a journey to a room: so muses the knowingly understated title of Geoff Dyer’s volume of ruminations on Andrei Tarkovksy’s Stalker, recently restored by Criterion and finishing up its repertory run (including at… 527 more words

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"Modern man... does not want to make any sacrifice, even though true affirmation of the self can only be expressed in sacrifice."

“Modern man, however, does not want to make any sacrifice, even though true affirmation of the self can only be expressed in sacrifice.”

Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian, director

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The Sacrifice (1986)

“I studied philosophy, history of religion, aesthetics. And ended up putting myself in chains. Of my own free will.”

‘The Sacrifice’, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1986, is a Swedish apocalyptic movie and the last by the Russian director.   305 more words

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